OPERF | Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation

Chester Haddan Scholarship Fund

About Chester Haddan

Chester Haddan, CPO was the first President of the American Board for Certification of Orthotists, Prosthetists & Pedorthists.

About the Scholarship

The Chester Haddan Scholarship Program provides grants to individuals who are pursuing an education in orthotics and prosthetics through an O&P practitioner program. Each year the program awards $1,000 to a deserving O&P practitioner program student.


Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited O&P practitioner program as well as meet all of the the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Display leadership qualities
  • Contribute to their own education financially
  • Provide a recommendation from someone currently working within the orthotic and/or prosthetic profession

How to Apply

Students may apply directly for the scholarship, or a professor may nominate them. To be considered for the award, students must submit the following:

  1. A completed application (form below)
  2. A letter of reference
  3. An official transcript from your current academic semester, and
  4. A 200-word essay addressing why they want to be an orthotist/prosthetist and what technological advances that foresee having the greatest impact on the profession.

Chester Haddan Scholarship Fund Application


Schools must send the official transcript by January 31 via the two options identified below.

Scholarships - Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation: P.O. Box 30840

Bethesda, MD 20824


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Materials cannot be returned.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions about the Chester Haddan Scholarship, please contact the Academy at (202) 380-3663 or email .